Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ideas Unbound - Mailbag 1

Welcome back to another edition of Ideas Unbound. I haven't been playing very much Magic lately, so I haven't had a whole lot to write about. So instead, I've decided to do a Mailbag edition where I answer questions from my friends and local players. As you will see, I got a lot of really good questions, so I plan on doing more of these from time to time.
Friday, December 13, 2013

Final Judgment - From Zero to Hero - Building Daxos of Meletis

I have become bored with commander as of late. I have had some of the same decks for 4-5 years and I decided it was time for a change of pace. I hadn’t built a Voltron general yet, and, as soon as I saw Daxos in the Theros spoilers, I knew that he would be my next commander. For those of you who are newer to Commander, Voltron makes reference to the old cartoon in which all these smaller robots combine to make a bigger more powerful robot (like Megazord from the Power Rangers series).

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Phyrexian News - Changes Coming Next Year

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who reads our blog. You guys are the reason we continue to create this content. As such, it is our goal to continue to produce content that you guys will enjoy and to produce a lot more of it.

We would like to apologize for the current dry spell in content. I will be correcting that soon with a new Ideas Unbound post later this week. I believe Jonathan is also working on another commander oriented Final Judgment post as well. What I’d like to do now is talk about some of the changes we have planned for next year.
Friday, November 8, 2013

Final Judgement - At a Loss

One of the worst feelings in the world is when a judge issues you a game loss that you could have prevented. I still remember the first time it happened to me. It was State Champs-Sealed (Ravnica Block) and I had turned in a 39 card deck list. I was so disappointed with myself. In my defense my pool was terrible and I had a hard time building a deck. I had all the mana-fixing, but no actual win-cons. Anyways; I should have been a little bit quicker when building my deck, so I had time to double/triple check my decklist. Most of the time, Game Losses (GL) can be prevented, so I will go through what to watch out for at Competitive REL events.

Ideas Unbound - A Legacy Begins

Welcome back to another Ideas Unbound. This year, I had the opportunity to play in two SCG Invitationals. For those who are unaware, the Invitational is a split format tournament. Each day you play 4 rounds of Standard and 4 rounds of Legacy. I play alot of Standard through the year, so that portion of the tournament has never concerned me. However, I have very little experience actually playing Legacy so I did very poorly in that portion of both events. I have resolved to not let this happen again.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ideas Unbound - A Good Year

Once again, I must apologize for my lack of content. It has been a crazy few weeks with many tournaments involved. Its all behind me now, though, so I should be back to writing and recording again. Today I'm going to look at my last 12 months of Magic and share some lessons I have learned along the way.